All I have managed to achieve is to buy shoes for them to wear and to write names on one child's new socks. And to decide that last year's lunchboxes are probably okay for another year.
And of course I have realised all this as I am about to go to Brisbane for the next three days for a two day professional development thing and then to help Mum and Dad move back into their house post-flood. We get back Saturday night and then I am playing the piano at church the next morning.
Looks like Sunday afternoon and evening are going to involve lots of name-writing and labelling.